Monday, October 09, 2006
Flipping Societal Norms
We live in world where vast changes are on the topping edge of flipping societal norms. The norm that the USA is the lone distinctive internationally power.
I gave a speech at the University of South Florida a few years ago about the future economic, military, and political influence of the USA. Today, I believe the same, that the United States of America is almost no longer a distinctive sole superpower.
Under the leadership of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney we have lost our stature.
You may call this pessimist forecasting. My opinion is not stated for the sack of itself but to emphasis that changes are need to U.S. economic, domestic, and diplomatic policies.
I’m sure there are others that can articulate on my following position more adequately. There is no possibility for a new nation to emerge that truly represents pure equality, opportunity and freedom as the USA did 200 years ago. Therefore there will be drastic changes in those nations where there is “room for and civilian pressure for” change.
Observation shows there are 4 global regions where such changes shall occur.
USA, Russia, China and India will be the countries most unrecognizable altered from their current situation.
South America, Africa, and the Middle East are regions crippled by cultural barriers preventing their advancement.
Significant events could possibly come from Iran, North Korea, and Japan. Because these Countries possess unique independent ‘aspirations’.
Briefly, we must discuss Iran & North Korea. Think of them as 1 hypothetically. Common sense would dictate the following: These 2 sovereign nations are being pressured to remain in the “stone age”, not developing economically and industrially nearly unilaterally by the USA. Do not read more into my statement. Basically, these nations have 2 rights in this situation: to industrialize and to defend themselves.
The interest of no country should impede on such. The development of Nuclear weapons however could logically be argued not a right of all nations.
This is dramatically a detrimental position for the USA to hold. This approach has occurred solely under the leadership of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. No other presidents: not George Washington, not J.F. Kennedy, not Harry Truman, not Jimmy Carter nor Bill Clinton were as foolishly pushing our wonderful nation towards ever lasting War as this G.W. Bush administration. Let’s pray such leadership is an anomaly.
Europe already in advanced political states, will simply adapt to those changes seen in the USA, Russia, China and India.
Only God knows what our world will evolve into. A world of peace & prosperity or a world of conflict and war and for whom?